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Clear Signs Your Exhaust System is Leaking

If the exhaust system is failing, you run the risk of dangerous gases getting into the vehicle's cabin where you and your passengers are breathing. Here are a couple warning signs to pay close attention to as you maneuver the Irondale, AL streets.

If you feel a vibration that is new while driving, it could be an issue with a rusty pipe or a hole in the muffler. You'll feel this vibration either with your foot on the gas pedal or with your hands while driving the car. The vibration means the engine must work harder to power…

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What You Need to Know About Tire Rotations

An informed car owner often gets far more value out of their car than someone who is uniformed. Whether it's how to change your own oil or why rotating your tires is so important, this knowledge can save you some serious money over the lifetime of a car. That is why our experienced team at Porsche Birmingham want to ensure you know why tire rotations are so important and how often they should be done.

Tire rotations or replacements ensure that your car tires do not wear unevenly and last as long as possible. 

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When is it Time to Swap Out Your Winter Wiper Blades?

Wiper blades are usually not near the top of your car maintenance list. This can especially be the case during the summer months when the weather is nice and mostly clear. However, when the winter and spring months come, having good working wiper blades can be very important. An unexpected storm can cause huge vision problems when wiper blades are not in working condition.

There are a number of factors to consider when purchasing wiper blades for your vehicle. 

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2018 Porsche cars and coffee

Our 2018 kickoff Porsche Cars and Coffee Event was well attended ( 50+ people! ).  There was a quick breakfast, new 911 Targa presentations and a tech-session Q & A on a Porsche 993, that master tech, Fred Gear, is refining a little further than Stuttgart!
 
 
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Keep Your Tires Inflated to Avoid Blowouts

Your tires are important to your driving, and you need to make sure that they are properly inflated so that they do not blow out. One of the main reasons that tires blow out is because they are not filled with enough air.

You can take a few minutes out of your day to check the air pressure in your tires. Doing so could save you from an accident. It is important for you to make sure that your tires have just the right amount of air in them so that they do not blow out. 

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Tips to Avoid Hydroplaning When Roads are Wet

Hydroplaning, when water is caught between your tires and the road surface, can make you lose both braking and steering control. Wet roads are slick roads, and all of us at Porsche Birmingham in Irondale, AL want to ensure your continued safe driving by passing along these tips to avoid hydroplaning.

At the first sign water is pooling on the roadway ahead, reduce your speed. When it's raining, avoid quick acceleration that can lead to hydroplaning. Make sure your tires are in good condition, as worn treads on wet roads is a dangerous combination. 

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How Do Alternators Work?

Your alternator is an essential component that regulates the electrical charge and supplies it to the rest of your car. It is the reason that your battery is able to hold a charge. Without an alternator, you may be able to drive on a battery charge alone for a short while. However, the most frequent issue with a failing alternator is that battery-shaped light that comes on the dashboard. 

 

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Learn All About Brake Pads

Brake pads are a critical part of any vehicle's braking system. The brake pad is the element that applies pressure and friction to the car's brake rotors. It is this pressure and friction which causes the wheel to slow and eventually come to a complete stop. The vehicle will stop moving once the wheel has stopped. Because of its busy role as a friction buffer between the rotor and the caliper pistons, all brake pads will eventually begin to deteriorate and wear out.

Bigger trucks and SUVs require a specific type of brake pad designed for heavier vehicles…

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Cold weather can weaken already compromised belts and hoses

Owning a vehicle is a huge responsibility, and requires seasonal maintenance. A significant part of fulfilling this duty is making sure you have all of your belts and hoses checked on a regular basis, and replacing them when necessary.

Cold weather is especially tough on your vehicle's belts and hoses. Any existing cracks or tears can get worse when temperatures drop and could become a time consuming, costly problem. The best way to avoid the issue is to have your car serviced before frigid temperatures arrive, and make sure any compromised belts or hoses are replaced.

 

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Join us in the Tech World by Scheduling an Online Service Appointment

There’s never been a better time to utilize technology, and Porsche Birmingham is getting in on "technology train" and we want to take you on-board! We invite you to use our online service scheduler to make your next appointment for Porsche service or luxury car repairs in Irondale, AL. It’s easy, safe and secure as well as convenient. All you need is a laptop, PC or smartphone, and within minutes you will have a confirmed appointment that works for your busy schedule. 

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